Finally waited for the latest Marvel movie – ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ (hereinafter referred to as ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’).
Compared to previous Marvel blockbusters, ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ did not stand out at the box office. 42.816 million yuan on its first day was not only a fraction of the 157 million yuan that ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ grossed on its first day, but it also fell short of ‘Ant-Man ‘Ant-Man’ is also a lot worse.
This is still Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Kathryn Newton and a host of other lead actors in the mainland market efforts to promote the results.
‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ to the Marvel Universe has the significance of the top and bottom, and Marvel does attach great importance to it, a month before the release of the film, the shooting team is also working closely to make up the shooting.
From the aspect of story articulation, the appearance of Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors), the latest big boss of the Marvel Universe, takes up the story line of the show version of ‘Loki’.
In terms of the development process of the Marvel Universe, the defeat of Kang the Conqueror in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ echoes Iron Man’s prophecy in ‘Avengers: Endgame’, “When you play with time, time will play with you. Time will play you too.”
And from the perspective of the future of the Marvel Universe pavement, quantum technology-based elements of ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’, officially for ‘The Avengers: The Kang Dynasty’ pattern and worldview to pave the way.
First of all, let’s answer the first question in the audience’s mind: Can people who have not seen the previous ‘Ant-Man’ series understand ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ or not?
My answer is that it’s a bit of an influence, but not a big problem. The film basically opens up a whole new story in addition to the basic character relationships and worldview inherited from the previous film.
Even if you do not understand the main characters, watch a five minutes can also guess the pulse of eight or nine. (The following content involves spoilers)
The main story of ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ takes place in the microscopic world where quantum is the unit. As a civilian avenger, “Ant-Man” Scott Lang returns from the microcosm and lives a sweet life with his girlfriend “Wasp” Hope and daughter Cassie.
Cassie, who had nearly lost her father several times, always wanted to do something about it.
With the help of Dr. Hank Pym, she built a new invention in Quantumania that uses radio signals to pinpoint target objects and prevent Scott from getting lost in Quantumania again.
But the invention inadvertently triggered the switch of Quantumania, and Scott, Cassie and Hope were sucked into the dangerous Quantumania in reverse.
“Ant-Man” family in Quantumania united microscopic life against Kang the Conqueror, is the full story of ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’.
The reason it is so understandable is this. In addition to briefly explaining the origins of Kang the Conqueror, the film is a showstopper from start to finish.
With sequences such as writhing and twisting microscopic species and Kang the Conqueror’s army flying spaceships and letting loose with laser blasts, it’s hard not to speculate: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ really doesn’t sew up two major sci-fi franchises from decades ago, ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Alien’?
‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ moderately unveiled the mystery of Kang the Conqueror, in the form of an egg to account for the new threat of parallel universes, completing the mission of paving the fifth stage of the Marvel Universe.
Darren Cross, the villain in ‘Ant-Man’, returns in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ as the killing machine ‘M.O.D.O.K.’, the biggest return of the ‘Ant-Man’ series to the fans.
Other than that, whether it’s character motivation or story buildup, the completion of ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ is not really over the top.
The first is Kang the Conqueror’s death in the microcosm. A big boss who can freely manipulate time and accurately predict every step of the future, was punched in close in the battle with Scott, and this way of going down is too hasty.
When I saw this, only one question came to my mind: Is this it? Not that Kang the Conqueror is stronger than Thanos the ultimate villain? How is not as good as Thanos to take a beating? Perhaps I can only console myself with the lament of the people in the film: “Kang the Conqueror is too conceited, too underestimate the power of Ant-Man.”
The second is the collapse of Hope’s mother Janet’s persona. In the first two parts, she as the first generation of Wasp, in order to complete the task of dismantling the missile and infinitely shrink, although successfully destroyed the missile, but lost in Quantumania.
It is not until the end of the second film that she is rescued by Dr. Hank Pym and Hope.
I really can’t understand why Janet, who knew all the dangers, faced with the danger of her loved ones being killed and her daughter’s questions, said nothing but “Come with me, don’t ask more questions”.
Shouldn’t there be a warning for everyone when a strong enemy is in front of them?
Finally, and most importantly, ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ loses the most soulful aspect of the series – the humorous flavor of the minor characters.
Counting the heroes in the works of Marvel, either as Iron Man a rich second generation, such as Black Panther a son of the father’s superhero second generation, and then is also the focus of training Captain America Steve Rogers.
Compared to them, Ant-ManScott, who has been in prison and worked as an ice cream vendor, is a rare minor character in “The Avengers”.
Scott’s minor character attributes give the first two ‘Ant-Man’ films a smoldering atmosphere and add interest.
He will be in order to make money and unreliable friends to fight, will also be famous after walking everywhere are eager to show their “Avengers” identity, afraid that others do not recognize.
Unfortunately, these contrasting points of love, unlike other superheroes, are not retained by ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’, the aura of the savior in Ant-Man and Wasp’s head to capture the light.
If you have to argue, Scott in the first two minutes of the film, the last minute of the end of a few bad remarks, and the main film forced to incite the father-daughter relationship, can barely make up for it.
Some might say that ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ bears the burden of opening a new phase of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) and must be taken seriously.
In this regard, I can only reply: this kind of operation to sacrifice the original taste of the work to raise the pattern, the height of the operation, I am afraid it is not worth the loss.
Time has changed, the quality of the film has changed, the needs of the audience have changed, and the mindset of the audience in the face of Hollywood blockbusters and Marvel series have changed.
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